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De Soto National Memorial Foundation Document

Every unit of the national park system will have a foundational document to provide basic guidance for planning and management decisions. The core components of a foundation document include a brief description of the park as well as the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, other important resources and values, and interpretive themes. The foundation document also includes special mandates and administrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning products to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning. Along with the core components, the assessment provides a focus for park planning activities and establishes a baseline from which planning documents are developed.

Download by clicking here to view the park's foundation document.

Cultural Landscape Report

De Soto National Memorial Cultural Landscape Report

We are pleased to make available this cultural landscape report, part of our ongoing effort to provide comprehensive documentation for the landscapes and historic structures of National Park Service (NPS) units in the Southeast Region (SER). We hope this study will be a useful tool for park management in continuing eff orts to preserve the cultural landscape and to others interested in the significance of the park’s many cultural resources. You can view the De Soto National Memorial Cultural Landscape Report by Clicking Here.

Last updated: June 23, 2018

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